WTI crude settles in the green
The S&P 500 is up 0.8% and is on track to end a four-day losing streak. The benchmark index is still trading below Friday's closing level, though. One last look at the S&P 500 sectors shows consumer discretionary (+2.5%), information technology (+1.3%), and communication services (+1.7%) sectors providing influential support, while the financials (-1.2%), energy (-0.8%), and health care (-0.2%) sectors trade lower. WTI crude futures settled higher by 0.6%, or $0.25, to $39.55/bbl. The higher oil prices have not benefited energy stocks today.